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Tasmania - Organisation

Department of Health and Human Services (1998 - )

State of Tasmania

From
1998
Categories
Care Provider, Government Department, Records Access Service and Records Holder
Alternative Names
  • DHHS (Abbreviation)
Website
http://www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/

The Department of Health and Human Services succeeded the Department of Community and Health Services in 1998. Through its Children and Youth Services program the Department ran child and youth welfare services, including out of home care and adoptions, in Tasmania. In 2018 the Children and Youth Services program and the department's functions regarding child and youth welfare were moved to the newly formed Department of Communities Tasmania.

Timeline

 1873 - 1901 Charitable Grants Department
       1896 - 1901 Neglected Children's Department
             1873 - 1901 Charitable Grants Department
             1901 - 1918 Neglected Children's Department
                   1901 - 1934 Charitable Grants Department
                   1918 - 1935 Children of the State Department
                         1885 - 1903 Central Board of Health
                         1934 - 1961 Social Services Department
                               1904 - 1956 Public Health Department
                               1961 - 1983 Social Welfare Department
                                     1956 - 1989 Department of Health Services
                                     1983 - 1989 Department for Community Welfare
                                           1989 - 1993 Department of Health
                                           1989 - 1993 Department of Community Services
                                                 1993 - 1998 Department of Community and Health Services
                                                       1998 - Department of Health and Human Services
                                                             2018 - Department of Communities Tasmania

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Prepared by: Cate O'Neill